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New York painkiller law sends addicts to deadly street drugs, investigation finds

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Some New York addicts have been driven to heroin and other street drugs because of a new state law to curb access to addictive painkillers. A law passed by the New York state legislature last August has worked well in preventing access to opioid drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal investigation. But with their painkiller supply cut off, addicted people...

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